ENVIRONMENT | Last week, the fourth National Climate Assessment was released. It reported on the different ways climate change is currently impacting the US, including hurricanes, wildfires, floods and more. The report confirmed that humans are driving climate change and that US residents are already adapting to its impact. (WAMU, 11/23)
“Climate change is already affecting every part of the United States, almost every sector of the United States, be it agriculture or forestry or energy, tourism,” says George Mason University professor Andrew Light, who is one of the report’s editors. “It’s going to hurt cities, it’s going to hurt people in the countryside, and, as the world continues to warm, things are going to get worse.”
ADVOCACY | Foundation Leaders Call for Protecting the Special-Counsel Investigation (Chronicle, 11/19)
HEALTHCARE | The DC Council has given its initial approval on a bill to allow George Washington University Hospital to operate a new hospital in Ward 8. (WCP, 11/21)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE | As Trial Begins In Charlottesville Protest Death, Community Reflects (NPR, 11/26)
– A recent report from the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute found that Americans’ volunteering and giving rates have significantly declined. (PND Blog, 11/22)
– Women who have run for and held office in Montgomery County discuss the gender gap in the local government. (Bethesda Beat, 11/24)
BUSINESS | Here’s what Maryland offered Amazon to locate its second headquarters in the state. (WBJ, 11/20)
HOUSING | Opinion: Housing Can’t Be Both Affordable and a Good Investment (Citylab, 11/19)
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